This lesson aligns with the Common Core State Standards:
"STANDARD 5 - Matter and Energy
The competent science teacher understands the nature and properties of energy in its various forms, and the processes by which energy is exchanged and/or transformed.
5A. understands the atomic and nuclear structure of matter and the relationship to chemical and physical properties
5D. understands the characteristics and relationships among thermal, acoustical, radiant, electrical, chemical, mechanical, and nuclear energies
5I. demonstrates the ability to use instruments or to explain functions of the technologies used to study matter and energy.
Student note guide to the PowerPoint lesson III in the "Electricity and Magnetism" Unit VI - introductory physics. This lesson identifies and describes series and parallel circuits; demonstrates how to calculate electric power and energy use, and discusses electrical safety devices and why they are important.
PowerPoint lessons contain many graphics and links to short videos to further student understanding.
PowerPoint slides also contain notes for the instructor based on students most "frequently asked questions" or FAQ's to help clarify the subject.
A suggested class activity is included at the end of each lesson.
*All PowerPoint lessons; Activote review programs; student worksheets/activities and assessments for this unit can be found under the "Introductory Physics Complete Unit VI Electricity and Magnetism" zip file folder.
Terms/concepts covered in this lesson include:
P = I x V
E = P x t
Lesson III Student PowerPoint Note Guide "Electric Circuits"
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